Tyne & Wear

Man dies after car hits tree in Gateshead

A694 near B6317 Image copyright Google
Image caption The crash happened on the A694, near the junction with the B6317

A man has died after the car he was driving left the road and hit a tree in Gateshead.

The crash happened on the A694, between Winlaton Mill and Swalwell, close to the junction with the B6317 at about 02:05 GMT on Thursday.

Northumbria Police said it did not yet know why the car left the road and hit the tree.

The man, in his 30s, who has not been named, was taken to Newcastle's Royal Victoria Infirmary where he later died.

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